Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Angola instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 17.9 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Angola, that number is 61 years (59 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 80.1% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Angola, the GDP per capita is $6,800 as of 2017.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Angola, that number is 6.6% as of 2016.

Life

have 3.8 times more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Angola, there are 42.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 5.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 11.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Angola, on the other hand, 62.3 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 67.1% less likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Angola, about 14.3% do as of 2018.

be 34.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Angola, 66% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 20.0 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Angola, that number is 1,600 km.

Angola: At a glance

Angola is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,246,700 sq km. Angola is still rebuilding its country since the end of a 27-year civil war in 2002. Fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS, and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), led by Jonas SAVIMBI, followed independence from Portugal in 1975. Peace seemed imminent in 1992 when Angola held national elections, but fighting picked up again in 1993. Up to 1.5 million lives may have been lost - and 4 million people displaced - during the more than a quarter century of fighting. SAVIMBI's death in 2002 ended UNITA's insurgency and cemented the MPLA's hold on power. President DOS SANTOS pushed through a new constitution in 2010; elections held in 2012 saw him installed as president.

How big is Angola compared to British Virgin Islands? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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